American Iron and Steel Institute selects BIM proposal for Fellowship Program

Logo Credit: American Iron and Steel Institute
Logo Credit: American Iron and Steel Institute

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has selected four US research proposals to be recipients of funding, with a Building Information Modelling projects being one of the lucky quartet.

The AISI selected the University of North Texas‘Advancing Building Information Modelling for Cold Formed Steel Structures‘ research program as one that deserved a cash injection as part of the 2015 Small Project Fellowship Program, an initiative that will “identify and provide funding for research projects that will significantly impact the reliability, performance and cost competitiveness of cold formed steel framing products”.

According to SteelGuru, the University of North Texas’ assignment will develop a series of open BIM models that AISI committees, researchers, manufacturers, engineers, and interested third parties may use for exploration and demonstration of cold-formed steel solutions”. The main objective of the research is to advance BIM for cold-formed steel solutions, raising awareness for how BIM can positively impact and influence the industry.

Discussing the Fellowship, Managing Director of AISI’s Construction Technical Program, Jay Larson said: “We had an excellent response to our request for proposals for the 2015 program in terms of quality and diversity of the projects and it was difficult to make the final selections. The research that was conducted last year the first year of the program will generate significant results in terms of advancing our knowledge and establishing improved design methods for a variety of cold-formed steel applications.”

Read the article in full, which includes what other projects were awarded funding, here.

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